Recent history would suggest that Dundee High are about to enter their annual purple patch in BT National League One, and last week’s win at Philiphaugh was some way to start it.
Coaching the “rock stars” of Toulon was a breeze – as long as they were on the right wavelength, says Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill.
George Horne, maybe the most impactful player in the Scottish domestic game this season, is finally in a Scotland squad, and it’s safe to say it won’t be the last time.
Edinburgh welcome back two very different players looking to put injury-hit seasons behind them as they face the tough task of Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday.
Edinburgh 34 Stade Francais 33: Late call Rasolea scores the clincher for Edinburgh in second half thriller
Edinburgh showed all of their new resilience to come from behind three times in the second half and clinch a home quarter-final in the European Challenge Cup by beating champions Stade Francais with Junior Rasolea’s late try.
Edinburgh’s huge improvement under Richard Cockerill has a downside – Scotland’s new demands on his personnel.
Dougie Fife wouldn’t swap a cold Saturday night in Edinburgh in April for the sunshine of the Gold Coast as an indication of how he’s restarted his career.
Strathallan’s historic Scottish Schools Cup win could just be the start of a progression of success for the Forgandenny school, believes first XV coach Ed Kalman.
Kirkcaldy took a huge step towards their goal of promotion back to BT National League One with victory last week but there’s still so far to go that no-one’s taking their nose off the grindstone.
The Guinness PRO14 begins the 2018-19 season in bullish mood, confident enough even to project itself as the most successful club competition in European rugby.